New Encyclopedia of Islam / Edition 582

New Encyclopedia of Islam / Edition 582

by Cyril Glasse, Huston Smith
     
 

This excellent resource covers a comprehensive selection of people, terms, dynasties, places, concepts, and practices from the history, culture, and especially the religion of Islam. The entries are written for the non-specialist, making this an ideal reference for undergraduate students of history and religion. The present volume is a reprint of the revised second… See more details below

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This excellent resource covers a comprehensive selection of people, terms, dynasties, places, concepts, and practices from the history, culture, and especially the religion of Islam. The entries are written for the non-specialist, making this an ideal reference for undergraduate students of history and religion. The present volume is a reprint of the revised second edition published in 2001 (the second edition was first published in 1991). Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759101890
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
09/15/2001
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
582
Product dimensions:
6.72(w) x 9.64(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Professor Huston Smith Smith, Professor Huston

The Encyclopedia 1

App. A Reference Maps

Historical Synopsis of the Islamic World 576

Historical Synopsis of the Middle East 578

Arabia and its Neighbours at the Time of the Prophet's Birth 579

Islam in the Modern World 580

App. B Mecca and the Hajj

Chart of the Hajj 582

Map of Mecca 584

Plan of the Grand Mosque 585

App. C Branches of Islam 586

App. D Genealogical Tables

The Quraysh 588

The Umayyads 589

The 'Abbasids 590

The 'Alids 593

Chronology 593

Bibliography 711

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